Dominic Lalli and Jeremy Salken, better known as Big Gigantic, gave fans a preview of what to expect from their upcoming Uprising Tour (scheduled to kick off on 9/15) on Thursday night, Aug 23rd at Roseland Ballroom.
The dynamic duo threw it down during the Made in America promotional show, playing to a fully packed house, keeping the floor shaking and the energy high from start to finish with their unique blend of dub-step-meets-live drums-meets- saxophone-riffs. They dropped myriad songs from their newly released album, Nocturnal, including “Beginning of the End,” “Its Goin Down” and the catchy saxophone layered melodies, “Rise and Shine,” as well old favorites like “Sky High” and “Lucid Dreams.” The occasional samplings of mainstream favorites like Aloe Blacc’s “I Need a Dollar” and Nero’s “Promises” thrown in for good measure, made for no shortage of beats to keep the party pumpin’.
With the current EDM explosion (especially dubstep) in America, DJs continue to face constant criticism for being nothing more than “button-pushers.” After seeing Big Gigantic, I can tell you that this is something they will thankfully never have to face. If Big Gigantic is playing at a venue near you in the coming months, do yourself a favor and go.
That is unless you don’t like having wild-dance-party-style-fun.
Check out Big Gigantic’s video preview for their upcoming Uprising Tour: